hand counts

Finchem, Lake, Senate, House, Secretary of State, 2024 primary
Sep 12, 2023

Lake and Finchem want panel to reconsider dismissal of lawsuit

Failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem want a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel to reconsider the dismissal of their lawsuit seeking to ban electronic voting systems.  

Hamadeh, Mayes, election contest, Mohave County
Aug 4, 2023

Hamadeh asks court to order new trial in his bid to overturn AG race

Claiming legal errors and improper government interference, Abe Hamadeh is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to order that he be given a new trial in his bid to overturn the race for attorney general.

hand counts, election, Mohave County, Pinal County, Cochise County, Rogers, Borrelli
Aug 2, 2023

Rural counties debate prospect of hand counting election ballots

More rural counties toyed with the prospect of hand counting ballots in the 2024 election this week, on the urging of two state lawmakers, a handful of board members and constituents with election trust issues.

Cochise County, Arizona Court of Appeals
Jul 18, 2023

Court considers Cochise County’s claim supervisors had authority to do full hand count of ballots

The Arizona Court of Appeals considered Cochise County’s claim that the board of supervisors did in fact have the authority to conduct a full hand count of ballots in the 2022 election, contrary to an earlier trial court ruling barring them from doing so.

Pinal County, elections, quit
Jun 28, 2023

Pinal County elections director quits, says she wasn’t protected

The elections director of Pinal County has resigned after less than a year in the job, saying county supervisors had tried to politicize elections in the small jurisdiction east of Phoenix.

settlement, Cochise County, elections
May 31, 2023

Ex-Cochise County elections director gets $130K settlement

A former Cochise County elections director has received a $130,000 settlement following claims of a toxic work environment.

Pinal County, elections, ballots, VoteBeat, Cyber Ninjas, ballots
May 26, 2023

After botching election results, Arizona county wants to try hand-counting ballots

After human error in Pinal County’s midterm election caused officials to initially fail to count hundreds of ballots, the county’s supervisors now want to try counting ballots by hand.

Crosby, Cochise County, recall
May 4, 2023

Committee falls short of required signatures to prompt election to oust Cochise County supervisor

The Committee to Recall Tom Crosby announced last night, “with disappointment,” that it failed to collect enough signatures by deadline to trigger an election to oust the controversial Cochise County supervisor.

Finchem, Fontes, Lake, Hobbs, election contest lawsuit, ballots, ink, Maricopa County, general election, campaign, donors, Trump, insurrection, U.S. Capitol, riots, lawsuit, GOP, Arizona Republican Party, ballots, early voting, election challenge, Maricopa County, Jan. 6
Mar 6, 2023

Judge orders Finchem to pay legal fees of Fontes

Calling his 2022 election challenge "groundless and not brought in good faith,'' a judge has ordered Mark Finchem and his attorney to pay the legal fees of successful secretary of state candidate Adrian Fontes.

Cochise County, elections, Trump, Biden
Feb 18, 2023

Republican losses fan election conspiracies in rural Arizona

Last year was a tough one for the election denial movement in Arizona. Its candidates for U.S. Senate, governor, secretary of state and attorney general all lost. But it's still thriving in rural Cochise County, a vivid example of how paranoia about elections fanned by former President Donald Trump maintains a stubborn grip in rural parts of the country.

Cochise County, election, recorder, judge
Feb 8, 2023

How an Arizona official is making Cochise County a “laboratory” for election skepticism

David Stevens had never supervised a ballot count. He didn’t know how he would count nearly 50,000 ballots by hand, who would help, or where he would find enough space to do it. But that didn’t dissuade him.

election, Kavanagh, ballots, hand counts, tabulation, McSally, Kelly, Lake, Biden, Trump, legislation
Feb 4, 2023

Kavanagh’s bill would merge hand and machine counting of ballots

A veteran state lawmaker thinks he's found a way to finally end the debate over whether humans are better or worse than machines at counting ballots. Put them both to the test.